|Date:||Sat, 30-Sep-2017 |
From 1:45 pm to about 5:30 pm, unless otherwise stated below
|Event Type:||Saturday Afternoon Event (see further info below)|
|Directions:||30 Christchurch Road, Reading. From M4 junction 10 take the A329(M) to Reading. Take the second exit onto the A4 towards Reading town centre. Follow the signs to the Royal Berkshire Hospital along London Road. Pass through Cemetery Junction and keep in the left hand lane. Turn left on to Alexandra Road, keep straight onto Elmhurst Road, then turn right at the traffic lights into Christchurch Road. The Abbey Junior School is on the left. Note that the car park is quite small and additional parking can be found on Cintra Avenue (before you reach the school) or Vicarage Gardens, just past the school.|
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|Entry:||Download entry form (fill in and print off)|
|Entry:||Online entry (includes online payment via paypal)|
|Last Season:||SAE - Abbey Junior (Sat, 01-Oct-2016)|
Saturday Afternoon Events
These tournaments are an ideal introduction for children just starting out playing chess. They are held on many Saturday afternoons between September and March throughout Berkshire. The event consists of 5 or 6 games lasting up to 30 minutes each (the games are played with clocks set to 15 minutes for each player). They are run using the "Swiss system". If there are a large number of entrants, the tournament will be split into two sections for stronger and weaker players.
There is a major and minor trophy at each event, and other small prizes for those who finish in the leading positions. The minor trophy will normally be for the highest placed player below a grading limit if there is only one section. The results also count towards the seaosn grand prix competition.
To enter, use the "Online entry" or "Entry Form" links from the website Calendar or this event details page.
Those entering on the day should arrive by 1:40 p.m., and all players should arrive by 1:45 p.m. Players arriving after these times may lose time on the clock, or may miss the first round.
Each tournament costs £5.00 to enter if you send you enter in advance, or £8.00 on the day. Entry is suspended ten minutes before the start of play at 2p.m. This allows time for the draw to be done and for an introductory talk for new players. If you arrive after this time you will have to accept reduced time for your first round match, a half point bye, or a zero point default at the discretion of the tournament controller.
If there are other schools with chess clubs that would be willing to hold an event, please contact the .
Parental Responsibility: The organisers accept no responsibility for any loss, theft or accident during the event. Adult supervision will only be provided in the playing areas. Parents are responsible for their children during the event, and agree to the terms and conditions in this entry form as a condition of entry, and that a player's grading information may be published electronically.